CIERA Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU):
Astrophysics in its Modern Interdisciplinary Context
Northwestern University's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) is the proud host of a new NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, entitled:
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21st century astrophysics is by nature interdisciplinary. Astronomers today work in collaboration and/or use methods developed by computer scientists, chemists, engineers, planetary scientists, mathematicians, etc. to address the most interesting questions about our Universe. The most innovative approaches stem from these interdisciplinary collaborations.
Our REU program provides students the opportunity to pursue an astrophysics-based interdisciplinary research project in collaboration with Northwestern University faculty in Astronomy, Applied Math, Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Science (EPS), Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (CS), and/or Physics.
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Projects include use of the following facilities:
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The summer culminates in two poster sessions, 1 for a professional audience at Northwestern and 1 for the public at the Adler Planetarium. Financial support is also available to all of our REU students to present their posters at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society, generally at the winter meeting following their appointment.
In addition to the directed research project, our REU includes:
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The stipend for our REU students is $4500. We also provide up to $590 for travel to/from Chicago. We cover the cost of on-campus housing, and we also provide financial support for each student to present their summer research at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
*In special circumstances, we may be able to make special accommodations to modify the start/end date.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant Number 1359462. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.